'''John William Dunne''' Royal Aeronautical Society|FRAeS
(1875–1949) was a British soldier, aeronautical engineer
and philosopher. As a young man he fought in the Second Boer War
, before becoming a pioneering aeroplane designer in the early years of the 20th century. Dunne worked initially on early military aircraft, concentrating on Tailless aircraft|tailless swept wing
designs to achieve the first certified inherently stable aircraft. He later developed a new approach to dry fly fishing
before turning to philosophy
, where he achieved some pre-eminence and literary influence through his theory on the nature of time and consciousness, which he called "Serialism".